Panicle hydrangeas also known as peegee hydrangeas hardy hydrangeas and limelight hydrangeas are the easiest to grow most adaptable of all hydrangeas. Panicle hydrangeas are also the most cold hardy of all hydrangeas able to grow in zones 3 7.
In hot areas the flowers turn creamy white.
Types of panicle hydrangeas. Arborscens smooth hydrangea h. Quercifolia oakleaf hydrangea and h. These are the only type of hydrangea that form trees with their central stems becoming trunks.
Panicle hydrangeas have an unusual cone shaped bloom. This gives them a great chance of surviving well into the winter. No matter where you live the flower clusters change to a deep pink as they age.
However the peegee hydrangea in particular can grow exceptionally large and reaching heights of up to 25 feet. Limelight panicle hydrangea hydrangea paniculata limelight produces 6 to 12 inch tall conical flower heads that are chartreuse especially in regions where summer temperatures are cool. So dont be intimidated by this guide we created it just to address the myriad.
Limelight has been described as one of the best panicle types to date with large greenish white blooms that age to vintage pink when the temperatures drop. Oakleaf hydrangea the oak leaf hydrangea has foliage similar to oak trees. They are also smaller thinner and have rougher leaves than typical hydrangeas.
Hydrangea paniculata conical blooms hydrangea paniculata is vigorous upright rapidly growing deciduous shrub. The most common type of hydrangea is a bigleaf or french hydrangea hydrangea macrophylla. Anomala climbing hydrangea h.
The peegee or grandiflora is the most popular of panicle hydrangeas because they are most easily pruned into trees and can reach up to 25 feet in height. These are categorized in mophead big puffy balls lacecap similar to mophead but with tiny buds in the center and mountain similar to lacecap but extremely cold hardy with smaller blooms. Macrophylla bigleaf hydrangea h.
Most commercially available hydrangea cultivars are derived from a relatively few species of the hydrangea genus. With proper pruning the older stems help to support new growth she also recommends bigleaf hydrangeas for inexperienced southern gardeners since they thrive in. Though they need more sunlight than typical hydrangeas their large blooms stick around for a long time.
They are commonly referred to as bigleaf hydrangeas climbing hydrangeas smooth hydrangeas mountain hydrangeas oakleaf hydrangeas and panicle hydrangeas and are discussed in more detail below. Paniculata panicle hydrangea h. Along with cold hardy panicle hydrangeas myers says to grow annabelle hydrangeas if youre a rookie gardener.
The peegee or grandiflora hydrangea is the most popular cultivar of panicle hydrangeas. Though there are many types of hydrangea there are just six main types that are grown across north america. Annabelle types have been around a long time for a reason she says.
As with all panicle hydrangeas they grow into large shrubs and can easily be pruned into trees. We like to call them the black thumb hydrangea because they are so easy and reliable they make even people who have no experience or claim to have a black thumb which we dont believe even exists frankly look like garden rock stars.
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